I know I say it every month, but time is going by so fast. You are three months old; no longer really considered a newborn, but a baby. You have this larger than life personality with very definite likes and dislikes, a smile that lights up your whole face, you are so stinkin’ awesome. Daddy, Will, and I are all pretty smitten with you. We all fight over your attention and you delight in being in the spotlight!
You’re now weighing in at 13 pounds, 1 ounce and are still mostly wearing 0-3 month clothes, though a few of the smaller 3-6 month pieces are starting to fit. We switched to cloth diapers this month, but before we did, you were still wearing size 1 diapers. In cloth, you’re on the smallest “small” setting of the Charlie Banana diapers. You’ve filled out so much since last month – I can hardly believe it! You’re getting chubby cheeks (“chuffy” as your brother calls it), your thighs have little rolls, and your belly is round and absolutely kissable. Looking back at baby pictures, you and Will look so much alike. It’s kind of crazy, actually!
You are the best sleeper. I’m kind of scared to say that aloud (well, type it rather) for fear of jinxing it…but God certainly blessed us with your wonderful sleepiness. You take one long morning nap (in the swing usually) and one long afternoon nap (in the swing or next to mommy in bed) and then a few little naps scattered throughout the day. At night, you are still sleeping in the Woombie and the Rock ‘n Play and you sleep from about 9:30 – 6:30 every night. It is absolutely amazing to be getting that much sleep, so thank you sweet little boy!
You’ve really started rolling from belly to back this month. You’d done it a couple of times before, but are now doing it almost every time I put you down for tummy time (which you H.A.T.E.). You’ve really started reaching out and grabbing for things, so playtime on the mat is super fun! This has also made car rides so much more peaceful since you can be distracted by a toy for 10 minutes before the fussing begins…as a result, we try to stick to traveling no more than 15 minutes from home! You love to sit up and stand up, with help, of course. You absolutely hate having to lay down for more than a few minutes at a time.
You are so vocal. You absolutely love to talk, to squeal, to laugh, to giggle, and to have conversations with us all. If we talk “your language,” you’ll go back and forth “agoo-ing” and “whooo-ing” with us all night. It’s so dang cute! You are incredibly ticklish, which was really surprising to me. Will didn’t really develop that until he was older and knew we were trying to tickle him, but you squirm and giggle when we tickle you now…I’m not quite sure you love being tickled, but it does elicit a few giggles out of you and sometimes a squeal or two! Along with your vocalness, you’re also a spitter! You blow raspberries constantly and I have a new appreciation for the term “spitting mad.”
Things just keep getting better with you, sweet boy. I love this stage you’re at and I know I’ll love you even more next month, though it hardly seems possible. I wish I could bottle up all the sweetness of you to open up when you’re grown and big and I’m wrinkled and gray. But these words about your sweet baby-self will have to do. I love you more than I thought was possible, Jackson.